Relocating can be expensive. But there’s a lot you can do to make sure your money is spent wisely.
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You should get your money matters sorted out as soon as possible: know when to move cash and where to bank it - particularly if you’re changing currencies.
In most cases, relocation costs can be deducted from your taxes, so ensure that you keep all receipts! The German tax system is complicated and many obligations need to be met. However, knowing the tax system and the allowed deductibles will save you money. Proper tax planning will prevent double taxation in your home country. You may need to take advice from a financial adviser to make sure everything is as it should be – find out if that’s the case before it’s too late!
The responsibilities of the taxpayer in Germany: understand the German tax system and how it affects your income.
Find out how to go about opening a German bank account: the documents needed and what to expect.
Find out about property taxes, vehicle tax, dog tax, church tax and VAT in Germany.
Information on German welfare system: how to register and contribute, and the benefits available to residents.
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